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3:40 PM ET, July 27, 2008

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Katie Hafner / New York Times:
The Young Turks of Cyberspace  —  The drumroll leading up to the publication of Sarah Lacy's book about the 20-something entrepreneurs who brought us such familiar Web sites as Facebook was certainly impressive.  For months, Lacy demurred when asked to reveal the title yet talked up her project …
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NYT Review of...Me?  —  by sarah lacy.  —  That's right.  Me personally.  Not so much my book.  (Also mentioned.  Is my love.  Of incomplete.  Sentences.)  —  Apparently, the NYTBR circulates reviews of books to publishers before they come out as a courtesy.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Delicious 2.0 Imminent Again  —  Yahoo's inability to launch Delicious 2.0, which was feature complete and in private beta back in September 2007, has become a bit of a joke around Silicon Valley.  —  Last month we called on Yahoo to provide guidance on when we might see the new version of the service.
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Britta Gustafson / delicious blog:
public service announcement: do you know where your password is?  —  After months of work, the new Delicious is almost ready to come out of the oven.  When we release it, you'll be automatically logged out of your account and will have to log in again, due to some changes we're making behind the scenes.
Discussion: Mashable!
David Rothman / TeleRead:
Rumored Apple tablet vs. traditional Tablet PC: How dual-sided screen panel approach could give Apple an edge  —  Imagine a laptop that can instantly turn into a touch-screen tablet—a super-sized iPod Touch when shut.  —  Might this be the mysterious Apple product transition?  —  Clues are out there.
Discussion: RexBlog.com
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
Looking for ‘Plan B’  —  One of the striking things to me about Internet entrepreneurs and VCs is that almost no one is seeking to create long-term value or build businesses that will be sustainable and be around in a decade.  Many will deny this but if you look around, the Craigslists of the Internet are anomalous.
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
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Howard Lindzon / Silicon Alley Insider:
Why Google Isn't Spending $200 Million On Digg  —  The price is wrong.  —  Digg is truly the most useless of the big Web 2.0 sites.  It won't make you money and it can't make money.  Its early investors and founder will make money, and if they pull off a sale, management and the founders will have done their job.
Randall Stross / New York Times:
First It Was Song Downloads.  Now It's Organic Chemistry.  —  AFTER scanning his textbooks and making them available to anyone to download free, a contributor at the file-sharing site PirateBay.org composed a colorful message for “all publishers” of college textbooks, warning them that …
Jaxon Van Derbeken / San Francisco Chronicle:
S.F. computer tech had turned life around  —  Prosecutors portray Terry Childs as an unstable, power-mad computer engineer who held hostage the San Francisco city network he had built and awaited its destruction as revenge on bosses he saw as inferiors.  —  To Childs' friends …
Michael Fitzgerald / New York Times:
Finding and Fixing a Home's Power Hogs  —  WHILE we all worry about where we're going to get more energy in an increasingly energy-obsessed world, there's also another alternative: Use less power.  That may soon be simpler, thanks to the introduction of a bevy of inexpensive devices …
Discussion: Conversion Rater
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
Literacy Debate: Online, R U Really Reading?  —  BEREA, Ohio — Books are not Nadia Konyk's thing.  Her mother, hoping to entice her, brings them home from the library, but Nadia rarely shows an interest.  —  Instead, like so many other teenagers, Nadia, 15, is addicted to the Internet.
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Some Thoughts on the Open Web Foundation  —  Disclaimer: This post does not reflect the opinions, thoughts, strategies or future intentions of my employer.  These are solely my personal opinions.  If you are seeking official position statements from Microsoft, please go here.
 
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The blog editing system in action
Discussion: Mashable! and Technovia
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
NFL to stream Sunday-night football games online
Glenn Derene / Popular Mechanics:
The Real Story of HDTV Standards—There Aren't Any: Buzzword
Discussion: DSLreports, Slashdot and Digg
Ben Jones / TorrentFreak:
EZTV Trials TV-Torrent Streaming
Discussion: DSLreports, Slyck and Digg
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Has Apple Bitten Off More Than It Can Chew?
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and Digg
Stephen Fry / Guardian:
Dork talk
Discussion: BBC NEWS and PalmAddicts
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Dell issues update for Nvidia graphics chip glitch
Discussion: Direct2Dell
Clement James / PC Authority:
Nasa opens up space image library
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Amazon Explains The S3 Outage and Downtime Last Weekend
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The Silicon Valley VC Disease
Iain Thomson / PC Authority:
Comcast communicated by blog
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